BREAKING NEWS[sem] semfllex quel modèle p... par Weber jean francois | Présentation par Jacques Bratieres | Expo : le portrait au musée ... par Bernard Muraccioli | New page assoc par Bernard Muraccioli | [richard jules] verascope par bernard mt | [vds] boîtes et plaques divers par BrunoBac | Sortie des vieux appareils 2019 par Jacques Bratieres | Photo-hall par Sylvain Halgand |
Agfa Karat IV (Type 2053) favori envoyer Print
Photos by DB text by DB. From the collection of DB
France Version française

Chronology of the Agfa brand  New window

Manufactured in Allemagne from 1954 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Sold listing on Ebay.com New window
Inventory number: 11841

See the complete technical specifications New window
Agfa Karat IV

Traduction de Manuel M

This Karat IV is a little the last dinosaur left by Agfa in 1954, as well as Retina IIc/IIIc from Kodak. Indeed, they are still bellows cameras, their design dates of beginning of the 40’s.

Several lens were available:
Agfa Solinar 2.8
Schneider Xenar 2.8
Agfa Solagon 2.0
Rodenstock Heligon 2.0
Schneider Xenon 2.0

All these targets had gone up on Gauthier Prontor SVS shutter.

Finally not very different from Karat 36 if it is not the working of the rangefinder, Karat IV suffers from its former design. What is more interesting is the choice of the lens available, they are all of quality. The Heligon version, reserved for export, seems to be the rarest.